Things You Never Thought You Could Sell

edited 13 December 2017 at 12:27PM in Debt-Free Wannabe
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  • Good thread!!

    Not something that I sold but I saw on ebay last night.... a buyer paid £9.50 + £1 postage for a £10 topshop voucher :confused: ...... £10.50 for a £10 voucher :eek: :rotfl: Mostly they go for about £8 tho.

    Will keep thinking about the weirdest thing I've sold....
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  • Spendaholic_ChickSpendaholic_Chick Forumite
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    I love this thread, thanks a lot! I have some great ideas now for when I run out of 'proper' things to sell there!
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  • MonstersMummyMonstersMummy Forumite
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    Also, this Thursday, 11th January is a 10p listing day!!!
    Even more money to be saved/made!

    Mo x

    Thanks for that...I've got loads saved on turbo lister that i haven't sent over yet, I'll make sure I do it on thurs now!!

    I might even add on there all the odds and ends that I was going to bin. I wish I'd have sold the 6 car loads I took to the dump in the summer :mad:

    I love this site!!!
  • frostyfrosty Forumite
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    I sold the free sample sachets you find in magazines,a lot of my friends buy expensive magazines and when they have finnished reading them they pass them on to me,they never take out the free sachets so I collect them and sell them on ebay,I dont list what they are I just take a photo and list them as "30 free sample sachets" great for holidays.They sell for between £3.50 and £5.00 plus I make a bit on postage.
    At christmas I sold wooden nativityfigures that I bought in a charity shop for 40p for £19.70 plus postage.
    In six weeks I had made £400.00 selling stuff I was going to throw out.
  • oopalahoopalah Forumite
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    This is a great thread. I sell all sorts of things on ebay, but one of the more surprising was an old theatre programme which I paid £1.25 for in 1980 and I got £33.00 for it from someone in America. Mad or what?!
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  • i bought a wholesale lot of toys and in them was a padded enevlope labelled Teddies , in it was 6 very cheap , pink teddies, lingerie items

    I gave one to a girl at work as a secret santa and put the other 5 on Ebay at 99p each no reserve and said "so cheap you can rip them off and throw them away at this price"

    They all sold at £4.50 EACH (DUTCH AUCTION) PLUS £2.99 postage each and i had so many emails from disappointed buyers who missed out that i asked the girl at work for the secret santa back and sold that

    they were horrible, cheap and tacky and i could have sold them many times over
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  • I LOVE ebay and have bought and sold many a thing over the past couple of years. I have to agree that I have found that the things I thought would sell - dont, and the things I put on 'for a laugh' or to see how they go - do! The strangest are:

    As a Seller: Sold my kids outgrown 'used' character socks for £1.50 plus pp a pair.
    Kelloggs yoga dvds that came free with the cereal for £3.00 each plus pp.
    An old set of 1970's Ladybird flashcards (found in the attic), which were just white card with a simple word written on them in black - albeit in their original box for £15.00.
    A 'Viagra'! pen holder (came free in the post - but have no idea why - must be signed up to too many freebie sites), sold for £12.00.

    As a Buyer: My best deal must have been when We were planning our wedding. I picked up my bouquet, bridesmaid bouquet, tossing bouquet and ten table arrangements of silk flowers for £80.00 from a local lady who decided after her order to have fresh flowers instead. I picked up, hence saving myself postage and used them for our wedding day and evening reception. I then sold them back on e-bay minus one table arrangement (that my Mum nicked)! for £75.00 plus pp. So the flowers for our wedding day only cost us a fiver! Might have made a profit if my Mum wasn't so light fingered! :rotfl:

    For those who wonder 'why would people buy that?'...I have to admit that a year ago, my hubbie was erecting a shed in our garden and run out of hardcore for the base. I was then sent on a door to door mission of the local neighbourhood to try and get more hardcore (not just known neighbours - it was hardsell to anyone and everyone). :o If it had been avaliable on ebay - we would have bought it!
  • jas135jas135 Forumite
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    As a Buyer:
    I was then sent on a door to door mission of the local neighbourhood to try and get more hardcore !

    you must have got some funny looks !!
    reminds me of a sign on a local farm gate near ours ..... " local honey for sale "
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  • Oh I remembered one... I sold a promo dvd (you know the free ones in cardboard that come with the paper etc) of Dora The Explorer for £6.50 plus postage!!! It had cost me 20p in a charity shop :rotfl: There was a very clear photo and detailed description, no-one was ripped off, they willingly paid that :eek: But then again.... if all that will keep your child happy is a new episode of Dora or some such, it might be worth it!! ;)
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  • givememoneygivememoney Forumite
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    Have you heard the ebay song

    http://www.geoffellis.com/ebay.html

    very funny read the words as you listen.

    My husband picked up years ago some brand new wheel trims for free from a shop that was closing down and has sold them for about £20 a go.

    The best thing was two sets of six chairs (new) but no table from the firm he worked for which was shutting down. They let the staff buy them cheap and he paid £120 for each set. I said he was mad and wouldn't sell them but he did for about £460 each set.

    I also paid about £45 for daily mail tokens (issued free with the paper) for Douton china as I wanted extras to match my set.
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